The Chicago Bears gained’t play in Germany in the middle of the 2023 season.
The NFL launched its five-game worldwide slate Wednesday morning, and the Bears weren’t part of the lineup.
Rumors and knowledge tales this spring suggested the league was considering sending the Bears to play the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Frankfurt, Germany. However NBC Sports activities’ Peter King reported this week the Chiefs requested the Bears not be their worldwide opponent.
The Chiefs will play the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt on Nov. 5 and might host the Bears at Arrowhead Stadium this season. The date and time of that matchup might be launched Thursday when the whole NFL schedule is launched.
The Bears’ 2023 opponents already are set. At residence, they’ll play the Detroit Lions, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Arizona Cardinals. The Bears will go on the road to play the Lions, Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers, Washington Commanders and Cleveland Browns.
As for the alternative worldwide video video games, the Indianapolis Colts will play the New England Patriots on Nov. 12 in Frankfurt.
In London, the Buffalo Payments will play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 8, and the Tennessee Titans will play the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 15. Each video video games might be held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Jaguars have consecutive video video games in London this 12 months, moreover collaborating within the Falcons on Oct. 1 at Wembley Stadium.
The NFL held its first regular-season sport in Germany in November 2022. The league launched last week that 8.2 million people globally watched the game, a 21-16 Buccaneers win over the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Area. The NFL acknowledged the game had an monetary impression of 70.2 million euros for Munich.
The NFL has been staging video video games in London since 2007, nonetheless Germany has develop to be the NFL’s largest market in Europe.
“The confirmed matchups in Germany will make for 2 very thrilling video games for followers this November and we’re delighted to be taking part in each video games in Frankfurt, a metropolis wealthy in NFL historical past and with a big NFL fan following,” Dr. Alexander Steinforth, the general supervisor of NFL Germany, acknowledged in a press launch Wednesday.
The Bears last carried out a world sport in London in opposition to the then-Oakland Raiders in 2019.
The Related Press contributed.